The SIDFP e-Bulletin gives members and partners a heads-up about upcoming events and new resources. We use it to introduce new people to the Division and talk about some of our accomplishments. The e-Bulletin is distributed every second Thursday. The deadline for submission is the previous Thursday. To submit and item or should you wish to be added to the mailing list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17, 2019 South Island Division E-Bulletin
Don't forget - the AGM is on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom (NADEN) - 1586 Esquimalt Rd.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS
The results are in! The new Board members are:
- Dr. Kate Evans
- Dr. Randal Mason
Thank you to everyone who ran and who cast their vote. The two year terms for these new directors will begin at the close of the AGM on October 23rd.
SOUTH ISLAND PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
**NEXT MEETING - OCTOBER 28th**
Sessional payments will ONLY be provided to those division members who have RSVP’d their attendance in advance of the meeting. This applies whether attending in person or via teleconference.
LOCATION: Vancouver Island Technology Park, Building 200, Collaboration Centre Conference Room, 4464 Markham St, Victoria BC
Parking codes will be distributed via the calendar invite to be sent to those members who have RSVP'd.
**Oct. 28th AGENDA and Minutes from previous meeting are now available on the PCN Meeting Information page**
RSVP deadline is Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
IN THE NEWS
NEW - CHANGES COMING TO CLINICAL DOCUMENT DISPLAY NAMES IN EMRs
Please see the attached correspondence from Island Health on behalf of Dr. Mary Lyn Fyfe, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). Changes are occurring in a phased approach starting Tuesday, October 8th with an anticipated completion date of October 30th.
NEW - OPTIONS FOR IV IRON INFUSIONS
There is another option for IV iron infusions other than Island Health. REViVE Lifestyle Medicine Clinic is offering private pay iron infusions for patients that are referred to the clinic either with or without an Internal Medicine consult. The cost for this service is $120 for first time infusions and $90 for subsequent ones. Referral form can be found here.
The other option for IV iron infusions is to continue to use Island Health’s Medical Daycare Clinic – their current wait time is 2 weeks and there is no cost when a patient is referred by their physician for medically necessary reasons. Referral form here.
AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE REPORT - COMPLIANCE REVIEW OF MEDICAL CLINICS
OIPC (Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia) auditors examined medical clinics’ privacy management programs and privacy policies as well as their collection and safeguarding of personal information throughout British Columbia. The review found gaps in privacy management programs at several clinics, including the absence of a designated privacy officer, a lack of funding and resources for privacy, and a failure to ensure that privacy practices keep up with technological advances. The full news release, including a link to the report, can be found here.
NEUROLOGY CME FOR FAMILY PHYSICIANS NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Island Health’s division of neurology is hoping to host a CME Update on Neurology for Family Physicians next year. To gauge your interest and better tailor this event to your needs, please complete this short online survey. http://bit.ly/IslandNeuroCME
POWERCHART ACCESS IS BEING PROVIDED FOR MOAs
DIVISIONS DISPATCH WILL NOW BE SHARED IN THE BULLETIN
Check each bulletin for the most recent edition(s) of the Divisions Dispatch newsletter.
MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER UPDATES
For any health updates, please click through to the Island Health website – this will include any measles status updates.
NEW - ASSESSMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING EVENT
Since there were SO many people wanting to attend the last event on October 2nd, a second event has been scheduled with a focus on assessment only. Please see the attached poster for details and registration information.
NEW - LEVEL 1 OCCUPATIONAL AWARENESS TRAINING FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
First Responder Health will be providing Level 1 Occupational Awareness Training for Healthcare Professionals this November 21 & 22 at Homewood Ravensview! This training is for any healthcare professional interested in expanding their skill set in working with public safety personnel. By participating you will: Enhance your ability to connect with First Responders and their family; Increase your understanding of public safety organization workplaces; Gain continuing education credits. To learn more about the event email email@example.com or visit www.firstresponderhealth.org
HIGH COMPLEXITY CARE TEAM (HCCT) FORM HAS BEEN UPDATED
The referral form for the HCCT has been updated to include new diagnoses, detail around patient and referring clinician’s contact info and an “other box” where providers can add context. Please ensure you are using the latest version of this form found here and replace your old one.
BC ECHO FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Monthly sessions are offered from 6-8pm PST each consisting of a short, practical instructive presentation (20-30 minutes) and 1 case presentation from a participant. Recommendations on cases and resources are documented and shared. Sessions are interdisciplinary and all BC Healthcare Providers are welcome to register.
Please see the schedule of events and how to register here.
ENCOURAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO JOIN THE DIVISION
We encourage all members to promote the Division with their colleagues and encourage them to join us. The closer we are to 100% enrollment, the more we ensure we're representing the family practice community. Applications can be submitted online via this link.
Did You Know?
Pathways has a new Public Pathways Community Services Video!
Soon Victoria and South Island GPs will be able to direct their patients to the Pathways Public Facing Community Services web pages. By Selecting the Public listings button on Pathways login page your patients will be able to find services and programs for their local area.
To see how this will work; Go to the YOU menu and select Training Videos. From there choose to watch the 2 minute video called Public Pathways Community Services.
Stay tuned for our launch date of the Pathways Public CS for Victoria and South Island, brought to you by the Pathways Provincial CS Team.
Questions? Pathways access? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ER Tips & Tricks
Courtesy of Victoria Division of Family Practice, ER Tips and Tricks are a series of hands-on, focused guidelines intended to assist community GPs. Click here to view ER Tips & Tricks.
Tips for accessing Community Health Services: Looking for the best ways to access support from Island Health’s CHS team? We’ve picked up a few great tips and tricks to share with you: check the MOA Resources page of our website for helpful information!
Please visit our Resources section of the website for patient related resources.
NEW - BOUNCE BACK NEWSLETTER
Don’t forget about the Self-Management courses offered through Self-Management BC found here
Please see the Division's Calendar of Events
To view the most current employment postings please see the links below:
If you would like to post a position please download the appropriate form and email to email@example.com or fax to 250-658-3304. We strive to keep our information current, so if any of the postings have been filled, please notify the office.
Succession Planning Guide
Are you looking to make a change to your practice? The Succession Planning Guide (.PDF) will lead you through the critical steps in your decision making process. For support or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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